April Newsletter


May Luncheon: I-95 Express: Design Innovations and Public Controversy

Our next luncheon will feature Keith Bogart, PE of RS&H, who will discuss the design innovations that were developed for the I-95 Express project and how public opinion was turned during the PD&E phase in regards to express lanes and right-of-way impacts. Design innovations include a diverging diamond interchange at Emerson St and a quadrant intersection at University Blvd. Also discussed will be the approach to public involvement when installing express lanes on an aging urban interstate in the heart of a city where right-of-way is limited.

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Join Us May 11th: Jumbo Shrimp Family Picnic and Baseball Game!


Starting May 11th at 5:30 pm the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) members, friends, co-workers and prospective members are all invited to attend the Jacksonville Post’s annual Jumbo Shrimp picnic and baseball game. Come out to the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville where our very own SkyDeck 1 awaits us for a picnic, baseball game, and a good time. See the Jumbo Shrimp play the Biloxi Shuckers. 

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JAX Post Member Survey

Members and Non-Members: please let us know how we are doing and what we can do to improve by clicking here to take our 2 minute survey

April Luncheon Summary

Thomas Conrad, PE, Sr. Structural Engineer of Atkins gave his presentation on Resiliency and Mitigation of Critical and Essential Facilities for Natural Hazards: Planning, Design & Retrofit. (Click here for presentation)


Also, Lt. General Michael Linnington (Ret.), CEO of the Wounded Warrior Project gave an update about their Strategic Priorities and Programs

Early Bird Raffle Winner

Suzanne Cortina of SAME Small Business Sustaining Member Meskel & Associates Engineering won the Early Bird Registration Raffle . Meskel & Associates offers Geotechnical, Environmental, Construction Engineering Inspection and Contruction Materials Testing.

Be sure to register early so you can win. Your company might just be featured in our next newsletter, too!


JETC is Coming Soon!

Just a quick reminder that JETC is right around the corner. The conference will be taking place May 7th - 9th in Tampa. Please be sure to register for this great event by visiting here.


UF Student Chapter News

On Aprill 4th, NAVFAC SE and NAS JAX PWD hosted the UF Student Chapter of SAME in addition to the UF Chapter of ASCE for a tour of NAVFAC SE showcasing a number of high priority projects taking place at NAS JAX. Students were able to meet Capt. Michael Monreal, Commanding Officer of NAVFAC SE, in addition to CDR Sylvester Adamah and LT Christopher Adcock. The tour also included tours of the P-8A Simulators, MILCON Project 6-22 (Triton Mission Control Facility), a visit to the Fleet Readiness Center SE Industrial Waste Water Treatment Plant, the Hangar 124 AFFF Tank Project. 

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